BEIJING Jan 20 China's real estate investment
rose 19.8 percent in 2013 from the same period a year earlier,
while revenue from property sales rose 26.3 percent, the
National Bureau of Statistics said on Monday.
The rise in investment compares with an increase of 19.5
percent for January to November, while the increase in revenue
compares with a 30.7 percent rise in January to November.
Real estate investment, which directly affects about 40
other business sectors in China, is considered to be one of
crucial drivers of activity in the world's second-largest
(Reporting By China Economics Team; Editing by Kim Coghill)